In a way it would be no surprise if the GT-R got axed, it has only sold about 6000 copies of the car in its existence which is a pretty low production number, but would Nissan really kill off it’s halo car? Well if a report from Inside Line is accurate it seems atleast a possibility.
The full story and our take behind the jump.
The speculation here comes from a report that says Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has not given the green light to the next generation GT-R. In fact it’s reported that it took a great deal of convincing that the GT-R would make money even at low production numbers to get Ghosn to sign off on the current GT-R. Here’s the thing, it’s unlikely the GT-R is turning a profit at only 6000 units sold. If you’ll remember correctly the first of the new GT-Rs sold for around $60,000 here in the states. However since then the price has quickly jumped to nearly $100,000 sparking rumors that Nissan has been losing money on the car. At the end of the day the GT-R is awesome, but also Nissan is a business and has to make money. If they are not making money on the GT-R it is likely the rumors of it’s demise are very true. Only time will tell and we’d hate to lose the GT-R but it just may happen.
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News Source: Inside Line